In this article we are going to delve into the fascinating world of Aracamunia. Throughout history, Aracamunia has captured the attention of millions of people around the world, awakening endless emotions, opinions and debates. For centuries, Aracamunia has played a crucial role in various cultures and societies, influencing the way we live, think and relate. Through this article, we will explore the multiple facets of Aracamunia, from its impact on society to its evolution over time, with the aim of offering a broad and enriching vision of this exciting topic.

Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
Subtribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Aracamunia
Carnevali & I.Ramírez
A. liesneri
Binomial name
Aracamunia liesneri
Carnevali & I. Ramírez

Aracamunia liesneri, collected by R. Liesner and F. Delascia in 1987, is the sole species in the orchid genus Aracamunia. It is the only orchid strongly suspected of being carnivorous. A. liesneri bears peculiar, rigid, tongue-like structures with apparently sticky tips emanating from the bases of its leaves.

It was found on Cerro Aracamuni in Venezuela, an area with nutrition-poor soil that apparently favors the emergence of assimilative (carnivorous) species.


  1. ^ Carnevali, G. & I. Ramírez. 1989. Aracamunia liesneri Carnevali & I. Ramírez, gen. et sp. nov. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 76: 962.
  2. ^ Rice, B. 2007. Heliamphora from the western ranges. The Carnivorous Plant FAQ.